On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Berry Gordy, Jr. borrows $800 from his family loan fund to form Motown Records.
Joe Namath leads the New York Jets to victory in Super Bowl III, defeating the Baltimore Colts 16-7.
Carroll O'Connor appears as the character Archie Bunker in the premiere of All in the Family.
America is introduced to the suave Blake Carrington when Dynasty, starring John Forsythe, debuts.
Born on This Day
Born: January 12, 1954
Age: 59 years old
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Actor, Radio Talk Show Host, ...
Entrepreneur / 1964 -
American entrepreneur Jeff Bezos is the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com. An e-commerce pioneer, Bezos was instrumental in creating a model for buying and selling products online.
1964 | 49 years old
1876 | 40 years old
Born: January 12, 1944
Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
1951 | 62 years old
Radio Talk Show Host
Film Actress, Television Actress, Reality Television Star / 1951 -
Emmy Award-winning actress Kirstie Alley played Rebecca Howe on the TV series Cheers and has struggled with weight problems in the public eye. She's also competed on the dance-competition show Dancing with the Stars.
1951 | 62 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
Died on This Day
Died: January 12, 1976
Age: 85 years old
Place: Cholsey, England , United Kingdom
Occupation: Author, Playwright
U.S. First Lady / 1837 - 1880
Ellen Arthur was the wife of Chester A. Arthur, but died just before he became vice president in 1881, and before James Garfield's assassination would have made her first lady.
1880 | 42 years old
U.S. First Lady
1965 | 34 years old
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